Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie with Whipped Cream
Memories are a funny thing, growing up I might not have thought a particular moment would make a lasting impression. Sometimes it’s the little things that happen, the ones that seem so uneventful that later on bring you the most joy. The younger me was always racing ahead, not taking the time to savor an accomplishment or event. It was just me trying to get through the day. The older me wishes I would have stayed more in the moment instead of wishing my days away. But here I go wishing again………..

I have so many memories that revolve around food. One is when I tasted my first slice of strawberry pie. Even though it was years ago I can still picture that moment in my head. It was spring and I was at my grandmother’s house. We were sitting outside at a small table under a large tree talking and laughing. Her backyard was filled with beautiful flowers and shrubs, it was very picturesque. She brought out a gorgeous strawberry pie that was bursting with berries and topped with whipped cream. She cut us a slice and even let me have a second one. That was a great day.

For this recipe I made my own pie crust using this recipe from the NYT, follow the link here. I made the dough the day before and refrigerated it overnight. It was a quick and easy recipe.

The strawberry filling recipe was adapted from Cook’s Illustrated Magazine, link here.

yield: 8print recipe

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Strawberry pie is a spring-time classic. So fresh and sweet especially when topped with whipped cream.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pounds fresh organic strawberries, rinsed and hulled
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sure-Jell for low sugar recipes (pink box)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place 6 ounces of strawberries in a food processor and puree them for 20 to 30 seconds. This should yield around 3/4 cup.
  2. Combine sugar, cornstarch, Sure Jell, and salt in a medium saucepan, then stir in berry purée. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly; bring to a boil. Keep stirring, boil for 2 more minutes. Transfer to a large bowl to allow it to cool more quickly and stir in lemon juice, allow mixture to come to room temperature.
  3. Cut the remaining strawberries into halves, and add to cooled purée mixture. Gently stir until berries are evenly coated. Pour into baked pie shell. Turn all berries on top face down for an elegant finish. Refrigerate until pie is chilled, about 2 hours.
  4. Serve, topped with whipped cream.
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

42 comments:

  1. I guess that's the best part of life, we keep making some memories all time without even realizing it. I always wanted to grow up so fast, but now I also think I could stayed in my childhood for a little longer time. This strawberry pie looks so beautiful and delicious. Lovely recipe, Cheri.

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    1. Thanks Anu, life is interesting isn't it.

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  2. I think almost all my memories involve food in some way, Cheri. And it's true...you never know what will stick with you so you can't really "make" moments. I think I tried when my son was younger but now, I just let it go and hope there are good moments/memories being made as we go along. I love that you have a great memory of strawberry pie. What a treat. I feel good just looking at this loveliness.

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    1. Thanks Monica, you are such a great baker, appreciate the compliment.

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  3. I have been dreaming of making this pie as soon as the strawberries come into season. I can't wait because your pie looks fantastic! I love your memory of this pie with your grandmother. How incredibly special. I can just picture you both sitting under the tree enjoying a piece, or two, of this beautiful pie.

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    1. Thanks Tricia, you know how a certain family member can be your champion and affect your life, she was my mine;)

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  4. What a beautiful memory. Thanks for sharing it and this pie recipe.

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  5. Such a sweet memory! Your strawberry pie looks very inviting, Cheri.

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    1. Thanks Angie, the strawberries are at their best right now in the southwest.

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  6. Lovely, Cheri! Lovely memories of a summer's day with your grandmother. Thank you for sharing your luscious strawberry pie how-to =)

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    1. Hi Kim, you are so welcome, my grandmother was such a wonderful woman, you could even say a woman ahead of her time.

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  7. Wow, Cheri. It's so nice to read about your childhood memories and your grandmother. Yes, those special moments stay with us forever. I'm so glad you have them. And this pie looks amazing. I'm surprised you were able to photograph it before it was gone. Makes me long for summer. Thank you, again, for all you do. D

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    1. Funny thing we were going to share this with our neighbors, one is a pilot and the other a stewardess, well they were traveling so we had to enjoy this all by ourselves, such a shame but perhaps a little too many calories. I see many more salads in our future.....

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  8. Oh, I wish you had published this on the weekend! I bought 3 pints of strawberries at the farmers market (last week for us for a while...) and I made a strawberry tart. It was okay but I think your pie would be MUCH better. Can't wait till the next round of strawberries from Yuma so I can make this!

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    1. Hi David, from what I know of you this was no ordinary tart, I bet it was delicious.

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  9. ah, for me, this is the best way to use fresh strawberries that isn't strawberry shortcake. :) beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Grace, strawberry season is so short, what to do, what to do!

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  10. Oh those memories, your strawberry pie looks wonderful. I wish I had time to make it before I leave for Germany.

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    1. Have a great trip Gerlinde I can't wait for pics.

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  11. I always try to make my pie dough the day ahead if I can. And then roll it out the next day. Always seem to get a better texture that way, and it's easier to roll. Anyway, food memories are some of the strongest, aren't they? And are the ones that seem to stick, at least with me. This looks wonderful -- and strawberry season is just starting, so your timing is perfect. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks John, yes it's funny how many memories revolve around food.

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  12. Your pie looks delicious, Cheri! My family would love this, better than strawberry shortcake! Food memories are great and yours of your grandmother are awesome. I'm sure you made her day by asking for a second helping, as she made yours by serving the pie. Take care

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    1. Thanks Pam, appreciate the very thoughtful and sweet comment.

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  13. Food memories are always the best! I have never seen such a bountiful strawbery pie before, yours is a masterpiece and such a welcome to Spring 8)

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    1. Thanks Merryn, appreciate you stopping by.

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  14. What a wonderful memory, Cheri! Your strawberry pie looks amazing. I would love to try this and going off to check your pie crust recipe too :)

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    1. Thanks Susan, baking is not my strong suit but I keep at it, great pie crust recipe.

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  15. Food memories are always so strong, as they involve all our senses. I have no strawberry memories, but wish I did! What a fabulous pie! Strawberries are just starting their season here, spring is so very exciting!

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    1. It certainly is, love this time of year.

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  16. Oh Cheri...it is so nice of you sharing memories of your grandmother...and this strawberry pie looks delicious...especially when it is loaded with juicy ones...thanks for this sweet post.
    I hope you are enjoying your week :)

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    1. Thanks Juliana, my grandmother was someone I aspire to be she was wonderful.

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  17. Just 2 1/2 months and there will be a couple cases of strawberries on my kitchen table looking for a home. This year, I really do want to be ready with some killer new recipes like this!

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    1. Hi Inger, next on my list is to make strawberry jam;) Have a great week-end.

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  18. Your pie looks delicious, I think I might want a second slice like you did when you first had it.

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